“Ghost snake?” you might ask.
To which I’d reply with, “Yep! They exist!”
My daughter and I are plenty used to animal spirits in our home – mostly cats and a few dogs. But even though we do have pet snakes, whom we love, it never once crossed our minds that there might be snake spirits.
Well, one day, Kiani started seeing what we thought was the residual energy of one of my pet ball pythons.
Residual energy is energy left behind by animal or human spirits. It can be solid, misty, or invisible and has no intelligence or awareness. It is much like an impression left behind, as if from a foot step in the carpet.
Kiani sometimes sees the residual energy of my Mother and me. She said we look like we always do and often do things we do a lot of, such as standing in the bathroom or sitting at a desk. Once, she said she saw me in the bathroom, putting make-up on, and watched me for a few seconds before turning around and heading into the bedroom, where she was startled to see me sitting on my sofa.
“Whoa! Mommy! How long have you been here?”
“Probably a half-hour. Why?”
“Because I just saw you in the bathroom!”
One day, she started seeing the misty form of a snake inside one of my ball python’s tanks. She commented on it a few times, but again, we didn’t put much thought into it.
Then, a week later, I started hearing sounds coming from the tank. I’m familiar with these sounds, as they are the typical gentle thumps that a pet snake makes when they move around a lot. My snakes love to reach up and sniff at the smells coming from the wire lid, and they often lose their balance and thump back down onto the ground.
They also make little puff sounds when they’re trying to get your attention in some way, or when they get a bit of floor bedding stuck on their nose. I think they’re adorable, honestly, but you’d have to be familiar with and appreciate pet snakes to relate.
The noises kept on, but when I would look at the tanks, every snake was always fast asleep.
(Many pet snakes, especially ball pythons, are lazy animals and spend a lot of their time sleeping or simply watching their favorite humans (one of mine even watches TV with me!) After twenty-five years of having snakes in my home, I got used to what a completely relaxed and possibly sleeping snake looks like.)
Again, I kept dismissing these noises as possible residual energy. I also knew that my clairaudience (psychic hearing) was improving, so I thought that had something to do with it as well.
Then, one night, Kiani was off at her friend’s house when I distinctly heard a loud hiss and a thunk. It was unmistakably the sound of a stressed snake hitting the glass. My snakes are all calm, gentle creatures, who’ve never struck at anything other than the frozen/thawed mice I gave them for their meals, so I was instantly alert and concerned.
But again, when I looked, all my snakes were sleeping peacefully.
What in the world is going on? I wondered.
I honestly didn’t get it.
After that night, the sounds became even more frequent, and Kiani kept seeing that misty snake form in my female’s tank.
To top this off, my poor python stopped eating and started moving around her tank almost constantly. She would only stop for short naps, then go right back to tank surfing. No matter how much I tried, she wouldn’t calm down and refused all food I offered her.
I was beginning to get worried.
Then, a night or so later, Kiani saw the misty snake yet again, and it finally hit me.
My poor, stressed-out female must be reacting to the spirit of another snake in her tank. There couldn’t be any other explanation.
I asked Kiani for help. We lit a bundle of sage, blew it out, and stood in front of the tank.
“Throw white light at it,” I told her.
“Already on it,” came her reply.
I spoke a few words.
“Snake spirit, we know you’re here. This is not your home. You don’t belong here, and you need to move on. We send you into the light. Leave now. Go on. Shoo!”
I blew sage smoke at the tank and even stood over it and gently blew some into the tank itself. Then I grabbed two black tourmaline stones and placed them inside the tank.
The effect was instant. The sounds stopped, the mist form vanished, and my female snake stopped moving. She stared curiously at us for a few moments, then curled into a corner and fell asleep.
My poor, little snake friend. I felt so bad for not helping her sooner. She wound up sleeping the whole night through, then slept all the next day. She woke up only briefly the following night to check if we were around, then went right back to sleep again.
Two days later, she was back to her normal, calm self and starting to show an interest in food again.
I still feel bad for not handling it sooner, but we definitely learned a few things from this experience:
1. Yes, all animals sense the spirit world.
2. Spirits come in all human and animal forms.
3. All of them can be sent out of your house, if needed.
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